Bangalore: The Bhartiya Janatha Party (BJP) core group met on Saturday to decide on the return of Karnataka former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to the party. The BJP said that any decision on the matter would be taken after consulting all parties concerned.
While the return of Yeddyurappa to the BJP might improve the party's base in Karnataka some leaders have expressed reservation and has opposed any plan to woo Yeddyuraapa back to the party.
Though the BJP has accepted that some people bought up the matter of return of Yeddyurappa in the party, it has denied any communication from Yeddyurappa side.
"It is true that some people are in favour of such a move and some aren't. We will be able to act on the matter only after we recieve any communication from Yeddyurappa's side," BJP leader Thawar Chand Gehlot said.
Yeddyurappa had left the party in 2012 and the BJP suffered defeat in the May 5, 2013 Assembly elections in Karnataka post his departure.
Even though Yeddyurappa's Karnataka Janatha Paksha failed to make a big splash in the Assembly elections in May and could win just six seats, the former chief minister boasted that he was responsible for BJP's rout in the state. The Lingayat leader on Friday had also ruled out his home coming for now.
Asked if BJP leaders like Rajnath Singh and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had approached him with a proposal for his return to the party, Yeddyurappa told reporters "I will discuss (the issue) at that time. Nobody has approached me so far and hence there is no question of joining BJP or any other party for now," he said.